Change starts with individuals but requires joint action!

The Danida Fellows Network brings together professionals from public authorities, research and learning institutions, the private sector and civil society, who work to solve development challenges as part of Danida funded development collaboration. All participants in the Network hold different pieces of the puzzle of making sustainable development and the achievement of the sustainable development goals a reality.

The Network supports members as they share knowledge, build new partnerships and work to solve the challenges facing the world today.

How to become a member? No need to register anywhere. As a Danida Fellowship Centre fellow or partner, you are already a member. Just check out the opportunities on this website and join the Network Facebook Group or contact us on to hear more.

Join today and be part of a unique global network!


Inspire. Connect. Act


Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t

Whether you are a researcher, a civil servant, work for a non-profit organization or a private company, the Network will provide you with opportunities to expand your knowledge, build new partnerships and find inspiration for solutions to challenges you face in your professional life.

Since the 1960s, DFC has worked closely with many different partners, and more than 30.000 professionals have received a Danida Fellowship.Around 450 research collaboration projects have been granted since Danida Fellowship Centre in 2008 took over the administration of research support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Danida Fellows Network gives you access to professionals around the globe and offers opportunities to join webinars and debates on topical issues, workshops, training and networking events, and small grants to support your own networking initiatives. Join today!


Through the different platforms under the Danida Fellows Network, members can come together around sectoral or country specific issues. Danida Fellowship Centre facilitates a number of thematic communities and supports independent Danida national alumni networks that draw together alumni within particular countries.

Thematic communities


Our Next Step Networking supports you as a member to strengthen partnerships and collaboration across sectors, disciplines and countries. Share and be inspired by new ideas. Upgrade your networking and collaborative skills. Come together to find solutions and new ways to implement them.


Our stories


Partnerships for change. Better together 

Would your project, business idea or research project benefit from working with others? And are  you struggling to see who are the right partners, how you can engage them and work together? Join the Knowledge in Action ... Read more

The winner of the Danida Alumni Prize 2021 is Dr Olman Segura-Bonilla from Costa Rica

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Danida Alumni Prize 2021 is Dr Olman Segura-Bonilla, Director General at the International Centre of Economic Policies for Sustainable Development (CINPE), in Costa Ri... Read more

Connected by a passion for reproductive and public health

They are driven and ambitious, they are outstanding academics and they are deeply concerned about public and reproductive health. Despite being more than 10,000 kilometres apart, Professor Tine Gammeltoft and Danida alu... Read more

Danida alumni are powerful ambassadors for the merits of Danish know-how

I always say that Danida alumni are ambassadors for Denmark: They speak extremely well about Denmark because they have had really good experiences in Denmark, says Lars Steen Nielsen, Denmark’s ambassador to Mexico... Read more

No room for making mistakes when it’s about saving lives

Shanta Deb from Bangladesh has been in Esbjerg to learn how to prevent accidents in the workplace. She will use what she has learnt back home where the lack of safety measures in factories has caused dreadful accidents.... Read more

Still busy reconstructing houses after the 2015 Nepal earthquake

Nepal is one of the countries hardest hit by earthquakes. Nabin Joshi uses what he learnt in Denmark to build houses that remain standing when catastrophe strikes. Read more

Corruption stands in the way of the fight for the climate in Brazil

Flavia Collaço has spent months on a report about the connection between corruption and the fight for the climate in Brazil. Now she is using the training she got from Danida Fellowship Centre's learning course Strenthe... Read more

Aalborg-trained Peter Okwoko, MSc receives the Danida Alumni Prize 2020

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit Uganda in March 2020, Peter Okwoko, Danida Alum and MSc acted promptly. He started to make face shields from plastic waste. Peter Okwoko is awarded the Danida Alumni Prize 2020 on 27 No... Read more
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